How to use Aakash 2 in class
Aakash Pustak: The e-book reader is in the process of uploading over 5,000 textbooks, with NCERT textbooks across classes constituting the bulk. Aakash Putsak is unicode, allowing books in regional languages too to be accessed.
GNU-Khata: A tool for those studying accounts, GNU-Khata can help create ledgers, balance sheets, account books and so on. While targeted at students, it can be of use also to small businessmen and retailers in rural India in streamlining their accounts.
Clicker: A student response system for classrooms, created again by IITB. Clicker enables teachers to get quick feedback from students on instant quizzes. A quiz question gets downloaded on a student’s Aakash tablet. At the end of the test time, all answers are automatically collected and get recorded in the back-end system. Clicker also enables the teacher to generate a progress report on the comprehension levels of each student based on his answers in a range of quizzes. Clicker comes to the aid of the shy student who may have a query for his teacher but will not say so publicly. The “raise hand” feature on Clicker allows a student to raise his hand virtually and post the query.
Spoken tutorials: Educational videos in over 18 Indian languages including Bodo, Khasi, Nepali. A low-bandwidth tool, this hosts tutorials on life skills too: from directions on how to book a rail ticket the IRCTC website or how to book an air ticket airline, to how to knot a
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